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$69 for a Saturday-night BYOB murder-mystery dinner package for two ($118 value)
- February 21
- February 28
$75 for a Valentine’s Day BYOB murder-mystery dinner package for two on Saturday, February 14, including chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert ($118 value)
The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. as guests check in, don costumes appropriate to the murder-mystery’s setting, and begin learning the rules of the game. At 7 p.m., dinner is served, with entree options typically including bourbon-glazed pork and grilled chicken in white-wine sauce. (Vegetarian options are available upon request for a small extra fee, and the kitchen may be able to accommodate food allergies if notified when booking.) Water and tea are provided, and guests are welcome to pop open beer and wine they’ve brought.
If planning to consume alcohol, guests should have a designated driver in their party or stay overnight at the inn; a room discount is available for Groupon customers on the night of their event.
Victorian Country Inn
Cuisine Type: Gourmet to country, depending on the theme
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1–5
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Bourbon pork tenderloin
Delivery/Takeout Available: No
For years, Barbara Spencer had dreams of opening a combination bed and breakfast and photo studio. Now she's the proprietor of her own Victorian Country Inn, a quaint B&B with everything from a Victorian tea room to an Old Tyme photo studio, where patrons dress in costumes for Western, Civil War, and Roaring '20s photos.
The photo shoots aren't the only reason for guests to get into character. Patrons also dress in costumes to play characters for the famed mystery dinners without needing to memorize any lines. The events embrace a slew of themes, such as Public Enemy #1 with 1930s Historical Criminals, Roaring '20s in the Sarsparilla Speakeasy, and Clue Mystery, where folks try to work out if the butler did it in the conservatory with a candlestick. Meanwhile, wardrobed guests dine on similarly-themed BYOB gourmet meals, made with local produce whenever possible.
After the night's activities, patrons with a reservation may head up to bed in the Garden Spa suite to cozy up next to the fireplace. They might also explore the Starlight Theater suite, a special vintage room that allows folks to go full Sherlock Holmes with a hidden passage to the theater room, where folks enjoy old movies. Groupon guests may make reservations on the Victorian Country Inn website and receive a special discounted rate.